|Elissa Kraemer 6July2010 - National Yiddish Book Center|
Elissa Kraemer discusses her Jewish background and upbringing in Jacksonville Florida, as well as her experiences attending a Jewish day school and a secular middle school. She speaks about her internship experience, her Jewish identity, experiences in Israel and her developing Yiddish education. To cite this interview: Elissa Kraemer Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hadas Margulies, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 6, ...
Keywords: jewish identity; jewish upbringing; jewish day school; horseback riding; israel; jewish life in Jacksonville; high school; volunteering in israel; learning yiddish; future of yiddish; jewish family; jewish life
|Vardit Lightstone 22June2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center|
Vardit Lightstone discusses her experiences growing up in Toronto as part of a Modern Orthodox Jewish family and community. Focusing more specifically on spiritual and religious practices, Lightstone reflects on gender segregation in the Synagogue, as well as the beauty of ritual and prayer in her personal life. Through her involvement with the Yiddish Book Center Internship program, she shares what she has learned about the historical significance of Yiddish in Jewish life and what Yiddish mean...
Keywords: Yiddish; Modern Orthodox; Toronto; Gender; Gender Segregation; Prayer; Jewish Tradition; Jewish life; Chassid; Shabbat; Jewish Custom; Studying Aramaic; Studying Yiddish; Yiddish Newspaper; Socialst; Jewish Socialist; Jewish Upbringing; Jewish Education; Jewish Day School
|Henry Simkin 24may2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center|
Henry Simkin was born and grew up in Western Massachusetts. Today Henry lives in Northampton, Massachusetts with his wife Maxine Stein, long-time Director of Development at the Yiddish Book Center. Henry was willing to tell his history understanding that he would get to share some of his stories of performing Jewish ritual circumcision (brit millah) as a mohel for his community and for friends in various locations in New England...
Keywords: Pittsfield; Army medical corps; boarding school; hebrew school; Jewish community in rural Massachusetts; becoming a mohel; Jewish Theological Seminary; brit milot. consecration; obligation; interfaith families; Jews for Jesus; biker bris; eastern religions; bu-jews; having children; adopting orthodoxy; daily Jewish life; Kashrut; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
|Emma Morgenstern 22july2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center|
Emma Morgenstern, intern with the Yiddish Book Center's Steiner Summer Internship Program, was interviewed by Nora Feinstein on July 22, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. The interview primarily focuses on Emma's experiences in Jewish Culture and history, including her upbringing, undergraduate education, her postgraduate experiences in oral history, and her internship at the Yiddish Book Center in 2010...
Keywords: Other Jewish languages; Yiddish language (feelings of/about, meaning, descriptions of); Eastern Europe; Scholarship; United States; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Yiddish Book Center; Education; Jewish Identity; Religion and ritual; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration, Migration; Other languages; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Transmission; Jewish community; Urban; Rural; Assimilation; Travel; Holocaust; Judaeo-Spanish; Jews of Greece; Salonica; Sephardic Jews; Thessaloniki; Pedagogy; Reconstructionist Judaism; Jewish Life; Jewish Studies; Perceptions of Yiddish; Secularism; Ladino; Westford; Massachusetts; Chelmsford; Philadelphia; Pennsylvania; Rhodes; Aegean Sea; Aaron Lansky; Beth Wagner; Jewish Community of Thessaloniki; JCT; Ladinokomunita Listserv; 2000s; 1943; 1944; 1940s